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EWL celebrates success of "This is my home now" film Premiere

[Brussels, 19 September 2012] The EWL on 13 September held in Brussels the Premiere of the documentary jointly produced with the European Network of Migrant Women "This is my home now". More than 200 people turned out for the event held in the Galeries Cinema in Brussels. The films aims at breaking stereotypes of migrant women in Europe and is available on DVD for purchase (10 euros + shipping costs depending on your location; please e-mail ewl@womenlobby.org) and for distribution (if you are interested in organising a screening of the documentary, please contact Jessica Machacova (machacova@womenlobby.org) so we can discuss how we can help you for this!).

Saddie Choua’s latest film follows the stories of three women of migrant background living in the Europe. While struggling for their equal rights, these women, like so many others, enrich their host communities in myriad ways. Anna is a gender researcher and poet of Russian background who owns a hotel in Lefkara, Cyprus. Dil from Sri Lanka is a successful stand-up comedian, journalist and radio host as well as an active voice for equality and the rights of migrants and queers in Ireland. Sophie from Tunisia runs a beauty salon and social institute in Marseille, France, an empowering meeting place for women from different backgrounds. The stories of Anna, Dil and Sophie break from stereotypes of migrant women and give a face and a voice to the increasing number of women of migrant background in Europe, rarely seen or heard.

Trailer available here.

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